vincevincevince - 12:47 pm on Sep 23, 2009 (gmt 0)
PHP can access a MSSQL database. Stay in PHP, but use (e.g.) mssql_connect. If you use an OOP database model you should be able to switch in just one place. Get a VPS server to host the database, automatically scheduled to do the updates. Have you existing server and site connect via a tunnel to the database server.